Rotosound RS665LD Swing Bass 66 Stainless Steel Bass Guitar Strings, 5-String Standard, 45-130, Long ScaleRegular price £28.00
Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .105, .130
This is the roundwound string that James How and John Entwistle perfected into what was to become the industry standard.
The bright, punchy, high-energy sound of Swing Bass 66 strings is a major part of early rock music history and brought the bass player from the back line to the front of the stage.
Rotosound was the first string company to produce this kind of string. Introduced in 1962 it changed the sound of the instrument instantly. The favourite string of many players including Billy Sheehan, John Paul Jones and Geddy Lee. The steel used to produce these strings is unique, combined with a highly secretive manufacturing process.